Peter Walsh, Tim McCurdy and Peter Crisp have all been endorsed as Nationals candidates for November's Victorian election.JARROD WHITTAKER February 5, 2014 4:37am
There have been no surprises in a list announced by The Nationals to contest several northern Victorian seats.
The Nationals are in the process of preselecting candidates for lower house seats, several of which were created during last year’s redistribution.
Deputy Nationals leader Peter Walsh has been announced as Murray Plains candidate.
The newly-created seat covers much of Mr Walsh’s existing seat of Swan Hill and the abolished Rodney electorate held by Paul Weller.
Party state director Jenny Hammett said nominations for the seat closed on Friday.
Nominations for Mildura, Ovens Plains and Euroa closed the same day.
The Nationals’ board of management concluded the nomination process on Monday.
‘‘As a number of the seats had one nomination we have been able to complete the nomination process,’’ Ms Hammett said.
‘‘Peter Walsh has been endorsed as the candidate for Murray Plains.
‘‘Tim McCurdy has been endorsed as the candidate for Ovens Valley and Peter Crisp has been endorsed for Mildura.’’
Murray Valley is a newly created seat, taking in much of Mr McCurdy’s existing seat of Murray Valley and parts of the former Benalla electorate.
Two candidates have nominated for Euroa.
Senior ministerial staffer Stephanie Ryan and former Senate candidate Martin Corboy have nominated for the vacancy created by Benalla MP Bill Sykes’ retirement.
Ms Hammett said the outcome of the Euroa preselection contest should be known this month.
State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell is yet to confirm whether she will contest the seat at November’s state election.
Nominations for Shepparton open February 14.
The late Margaret 'Dharrul' Wirrpanda has joined Mooroopna's Alf 'Uncle Boydie' Turner as an inductee this year into the Victorian Indigenous Honour Roll.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
Goulburn Valley Fins and Fenders Car Club is getting ready to host its second annual Show and Shine event at Tatura Racecourse on Saturday, October 18.
Residents are being warned they could face severe penalties if out of control burn-offs damaged someone else’s property.
The Nanneella hall and recreation reserve committee is inviting everyone to join its clearance sale on October 25.
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Developer of the Elloura estate wants to build another road to Buckley Park among other changes.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote Community House staff are encouraging people to send a postcard to show their support.
Minister for Local Government and Aboriginal Affairs Tim Bull visits Cobram to assist councils and incumbent MP.
Keen Deni Ute Muster fans rolled into town early for the weekend's event.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Last week's Coledale poll dorset stud ram sale was the best in the stud's 45-year history.
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